• Designing and Implementing a Transformed Advising Model at Austin Community College

    By: Wade Bradfute Katie Sanders received the Student Presidential Achievement Award from Austin Community College for 2016. At graduation she spoke about her struggle after dropping out of high school, not believing she could go to college, and trying to raise five children. Katie commented that...

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  • Beyond Transactions: Office of the Registrar and Student Success

    Christopher Seng   The idea of the University Registrar may conjure up images of compliance, regulations, transactions, transcripts, and the seemingly tedious and confusing process of registering for courses. At Colorado State University (CSU), we view our Office of the Registrar as a...

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  • Personalizing Higher Ed: A Bold Experiment at ASU

    First-movers and early adopters throughout industry know that innovation rarely—if ever—happens in silos. Within the higher education landscape, Arizona State University (ASU) is no exception to this rule. With a number of first-of-their-kind programs and projects, ASU has made a name...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Transfer Student Success

    I once taught a University 101 course for transfer students. The students came from community colleges and other four-year institutions. Some were residential and others commuted to the campus. The university adapted the curriculum and syllabus for this course, which was originally designed...

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  • Incubating the Next Big Idea: The University of Michigan’s Digital Innovation Greenhouse

    Few can deny that big changes are afoot in higher education. The (still rather new) 21st century has already demonstrated the myriad ways in which education is capable of changing, thanks to novel technologies, ever-more-sophisticated infrastructure, and a willingness to reinvent curricula, course...

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  • The ASU/GSV 2016 Conference: Insights from an Eye-Opening Experience

     If there’s one place to find the world’s movers and shakers at the intersection of education and business—specifically, the edtech business—it’s the annual ASU/GSV conference.   Energy and excitement regularly permeate the hallways, sessions and after-...

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  • The Hidden Treasures Found with Change Leadership Training

    Little did I know, or even imagine, what we would witness and how much we would learn when we set out to deliver the Kotter Change Essentials Workshop for iPASS grant recipients. We deliberately started the second round of iPASS grants with an emphasis on, and support for, building a foundation of...

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  • Go Big or Go Home…Implementing Technology At Scale

    Authors: Laura M. Gambino, Danielle Insalaco-Egan, John D. Stroud Over and over, technology implementations in higher ed get stuck in what Phil Hill refers to as pilot “purgatory,” never realizing their full potential. And yet, we continue to try out new technology reforms...

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  • Tech is the Easy Part of Tech Adoption

    Author: Mei-Yen Ireland Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) requires more than the implementation of technology.  Successful iPASS work utilizes technology reforms to ignite transformative change in how students experience the institution. The goal is to improve...

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  • Is Your Institution Ready for Transformative iPASS Reform?

    Author: Mei-Yen Ireland Colleges and universities across the country are increasingly looking to technology to support significant reform to their academic, career, and financial advising services so they can provide a more integrated experience for their students as well as faculty and staff....

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